Under the auspices of Mr Elio Di Rupo, Prime Minister of Belgium and Mr Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Mr Jean-Claude Marcourt, Vice-President, Wallonia Minister of Economy, SME, Trade, New Technologies and Higher Education, invites you to the Conference:
“Europe 2020 Strategy for Growth: Creating a business environment for more and better jobs”
Hosted by the region of Wallonia (Belgium)
Followed by an International Business-to-Business Matchmaking event
18-19 February 2014
Rue du Hocquet 7
La Louvière (located south of Brussels)
European Commission Vice-President Tajani has joined forces with Jean-Claude Marcourt, Vice-President and Minister of Economy of Wallonia to make European companies aware of the business and investment opportunities in the Wallonia region strategically located between Germany and France.
To support this key priority, the Wallonia region, together with its Export and Investment Agency (AWEX), is organizing a conference with to raise awareness amongst European companies about opportunities in and from Wallonia. In parallel, a business-to-business forum will be held to allow European enterprises to meet prospective partners in Wallonia.
High-potential and innovative sectors, as developed by the Walloon Business and Competitiveness Clusters, have been chosen as key areas for the business-to-business meetings:
· Aeronautics and Space
· Mechanical engineering industries
· Biotech / Pharmaceuticals / Life-Sciences
· Transport and logistics
· Cultural and Creative Industries (Wallonia has been recently labeled European Creative District)
In addition to the conference which will take place on Tuesday 18/2 (in the morning) and the B2B event (afternoon), there will be the possibility to participate in dedicated thematic visits in the region on Wednesday, February 19 (a.m.).
Register here for the conference on 18/2 (morning), deadline 4/2
Additionally, register here for the B2B matchmaking event on 18/2 (afternoon)
Information on the venue location
Additional information: entr-M4Growth-Europe@ec.europa.eu
Similar events are planned on: 10-11/3 in Athens 13-14/3 in Naples 27-28/3 in Palermo 3/4 in Sevilla, 4/4 in Merida
Additional information on these events will become available here